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Call for Papers: Buddhism in Indo-Japanese Relations「日印関係における仏教」

CALL FOR PAPERS  International Buddhist Conference March 16-18, 2017 New Delhi, India Buddhism in Indo – Japanese Relations 日印関係における仏教 Call For Papers Deadline: December 18th, 2016 Abstract submission to: samutthan.conference@gmail.com, ranjanayaya@gmail.com India, as the birthplace of Buddhism, has always held … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan Author: Fowler, Sherry D.; 384pp. November 2016 Cloth – Price: $70.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5622-9 Buddhists around the world celebrate the benefits of worshipping Kannon (Avalokiteśvara), a compassionate savior … Continue reading

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Resource: A-to-Z Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Statuary and Religious Art

Chances are that if you have tried to google something about Buddhist deities, particularly some of the rarer ones, you’ve come across the A-to-Z Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Statuary and Religious Art. Run by Mark Schumacher, an independent researcher with … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Via the University of Hawai’i Press. Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan JACQUELINE I. STONE 616pp. November 2016 Cloth – Price: $68.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5643-4 Buddhists across Asia have often aspired to die with a clear … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Amazon Priest Delivery?

A quickie fun link this week! The modern world poses a lot of challenges for what many consider older, more traditional ways of life. A recent New York Times article talked about one of these questions of becoming obsolete or … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Buddhist Studies, Skidmore College

Institution: Skidmore College, Religious Studies and Asian Studies Program Location: New York, United States Position: Assistant Professor Skidmore College’s Department of Religious Studies and Asian Studies Program invite applications for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorship in … Continue reading

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Resource: Petzold scrolls collection of Buddhist art

Harvard University’s Harvard-Yenching Library recently launched digital access to one of their most valuable collections, the Petzold scrolls collection. The collection includes 424 scrolls that were acquired from the family of Bruno Petzold (1873-1949) in 1951. Petzold was a German-born … Continue reading

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